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Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s 2013-2014 Winter Assessment – the latest seasonal examination of the overall reliability and adequacy of the BPS. The report consolidates data from energy forecasts, demand response, resource capacity, and transmission projects across twenty subdivided areas of the U.S., Canada, and Northern Mexico.

The challenges identified in NERC’s reliability assessment will increase the pressure for tighter industry coordination, and the use of advanced technologies and backup fuel systems. New SARs have already been introduced to address these issues.